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CRIME AND COURT ROUNDUP: Dane County man sentenced to 20 years prison for reckless homicide

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A Dane County man was sentenced yesterday to 20 years in prison when he attacked another man with a baseball bat in a drug-related killing. 19-year-old Koalton Peterson of Mount Horeb had pleaded guilty to reckless homicide and aggravated battery in the death of 20-year-old Ryan Smith of Fitchburg. Prosecutors said the two exchanged heated text messages last November, when Peterson could not immediately come up with marijuana that Smith wanted to buy.


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Jason Schulte
Jason Schulte has been with the Herald since 2006. He covers County government and anything else that happens in Pierce County on a daily basis.
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